Tag Archive for IAF-Gaza

IDF tanks, jets target Hamas surveillance posts after IED balloon launches

Following further terror-balloons released with improvised explosive devices attached to explode in southern Israel, the IDF targeted Hamas surveillance positions.

By i24NEWS


IDF tanks and jets struck a number of Hamas surveillance assets in Gaza Strip, the Army’s spokesperson said Thursday.

The strikes were launched in retaliation for incendiary balloon launches from the restive Palestinian enclaves.

Earlier in the day, red alert sirens went off in a Gaza border community in Israel’s south, with the IDF saying that the alert had not been triggered by incoming projectiles. Continue Reading »

Israeli jets pound Hamas underground network following Gaza rocket fire

IAF jets fire on underground terrorist infrastructure in southern Gaza following a rocket fired on Israel from the terrorist enclave.

By Elad Benari


Israeli warplanes attacked an underground terrorist infrastructure in a military compound belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in southern Gaza overnight Wednesday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

The air strike was carried out in response to the rocket fire from Gaza toward southern Israel earlier in the night.

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IDF continues hitting terrorists; 4 Israelis dead after 690 fired on Israel

— Israel Under Attack —

– UPDATED: Beginning on Saturday morning, over 690 rockets fired at Israeli communities leaving 4 dead & dozens wounded.
– IDF deploys troops to Gaza border ‘preparing for escalation’ & mobilizing ‘offensive force’
– WATCH: IAF jets strike homes of mid-level Hamas, Jihad commanders
– IDF denies killing woman and baby, says deaths caused by Gaza rocket falling short

By Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy


A man was critically wounded Sunday when rockets fired by Gaza militants hit a factory in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. The 22-year-old man was rushed to the nearby Barzilai hospital, which was also hit Sunday as the massive barrage of rocket fire against swathes of Israel continued. Continue Reading »

Israeli jets hit Gaza in response to launched explosive balloons

Holding Hamas responsible for all violent attacks emanating from Gaza, including incendiary balloons launch on civilian communities, Israeli aircraft targeted ‘terrorist cells’ in Gaza on Tuesday.

By i24NEWS


An Israeli aircraft attacked a “terrorist cell” in Gaza which launched incendiary balloons toward Israel on Tuesday.

Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed the strikes which were carried out in two rounds in response to the launching of incendiary balloons.

Booby-trapped Incendiary toy drone attached to balloon cluster falls in Israel by the Gaza border. – Photo courtesy: Eshkol Regional Council

The phenomenon of incendiary balloons, or “arson balloons”, became popular after the launch of Gaza’s Great “March of Return” on March 30 last year, causing great damage to Israeli communities adjacent to the Gaza border. Continue Reading »

IAF attacks 100 Gaza targets over mistaken attack on Tel Aviv

Blaming the Thursday evening rocket attack entirely on Hamas, even after assessing that the launching of two Fajr-5 rockets at Israel’s center was a mistake, Israeli aircraft attacked over 100 targets in Gaza overnight, with no casualties reported by the Hamas government.

By the AP


The IDF asses that the launching of two missiles at Israel’s center Thursday evening was a mistake.

The two missiles were launched from a Hamas installation at 21:07, while the Egyptian negotiating team was in the Gaza Strip discussing Hamas’ arrangement with Israel and Egypt.

One missile fell in an uninhabited area, while the other appears to have exploded mid air. Continue Reading »

BREAKING: IDF jets hit Gaza following release of explosive balloons on Israel

Israel Air Force responds to the launching of explosive balloons on Israel after some 8,000 Palestinians gathered along the Gaza border fence with Israel while under the cover of thick toxic smoke from burning hundreds of tires the rioters hurled stones, explosives devices and grenades at troops stationed along the fence.



IDF aircraft struck multiple Hamas positions in the southern Gaza Strip in response to the launching of explosive balloons towards Israel Saturday night.

Thousands of Gazans have been violently demonstrating along the security fence with Israel demanding an end to the 12-year long blockade every week for the past 11 months. Continue Reading »

IDF destroy Hamas military base after Gaza ‘balloon bomb’ explodes in Israel

The air attack by the Israel Air Force was carried out in response to the attack on an Israeli home not far from the Gaza border, by a ‘balloon bomb’ that exploded in the air, luckily, only damaging the home.

By Elad Benari


IAF airplanes and helicopters attacked a number of terrorist targets in a military compound belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in the central Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas outposts in Gaza on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. – Photo: Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades

The attack was carried out in response to the attack on a home in a community in the Gaza envelope by a balloon bomb that exploded in the air. Continue Reading »

IDF gunships strike Hamas positions in Gaza in response to arson balloons

Following the explosion of an incendiary device flown into Israel by a ‘toy airplane’ attached to a bundle of balloons, IDF attack helicopters hit two Hamas military posts in Gaza.
– IDF Statement: “The IDF will continue to operate in order to protect Israeli civilians from acts of terror emanating from the Gaza Strip.”

By i24NEWS


Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) on Sunday confirmed that combat helicopters struck two Hamas positions in Gaza in response to incendiary balloons launched from the enclave.

“Earlier today, an explosive device attached to multiple balloons was launched on a model airplane from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. Continue Reading »

IDF retaliates with gunship airstrike after rocket launched from Gaza

IAF Attack Helicopter Division responds forcefully destroying a Hamas post in Gaza on Saturday, in response to yet another rocket launched at Israel.
–  Gaza rioter was shot dead by the IDF during the weekly Hamas organized riots on Israel’s border.

By Elior Levy


IDF spokesman said Saturday that Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip have launched a rocket at Israel overnight, none were hurt and no damages were reported. In response, the IDF attacked a Hamas post in the strip using an IAF helicopter.

This is the first rocket to be launched from the Gaza Strip since the November fighting round, in which hundreds of rockets were launched at Israel from the strip, causing damages to property and killing one. Continue Reading »

Cleared for Publication: Officer From Elite IDF Unit Killed Deep Inside Gaza

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement, “During IDF special forces’ operational activity in Gaza, an exchange of fire broke out, during which an IDF officer was killed and an additional IDF officer was moderately injured.”
– The commander of the Al-Qassam Brigades, 6 other terrorists killed and 7 were wounded during the military operation.

By Elad Benari


An IDF soldier from an elite unit was killed on Sunday night during an operation in the Gaza Strip.

Another soldier was injured and evacuated to the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva. Their families have been notified.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement, “During IDF special forces’ operational activity in Gaza, an exchange of fire broke out, during which an IDF officer was killed and an additional IDF officer was moderately injured.” Continue Reading »

IDF jets blow up Palestinian terrorists placing road-side-bomb on Israel’s border

The Palestinian terror-cell, which had three of its members blown up, was located in the southern Gaza Strip. A Palestinian report from Gaza acknowledged the three deaths were a result of a [retaliatory] air-strike facilitated by 37 rockets that were fired at Israel.



The IDF struck a terror cell trying to place an IED explosive device on the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, the army said in a statement on Sunday.

The cell, which had three members, was located in the southern Gaza Strip. Palestinians reported three deaths as a result of the strike. Continue Reading »

Following massive Hamas salvo of 70 rockets, Israeli jets hit Hamas hard

Following 70 rockets fired at Israel, the IAF goes after Hamas weapons caches, rocket manufacturing facilities , a central logistical military complex, a concrete factory, an offensive maritime terror tunnel shaft along the coast used by Hamas commandos and several assorted terror sites inside military compounds throughout the Gaza Strip.
– WATCH IAF video of targets destroyed.

By Elad Benari


IDF aircraft on Wednesday night fired towards a vehicle used by a Gazan rocket launching squad to launch a rocket at Israeli territory.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said shortly after midnight that, over a period of five hours, approximately 70 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel. Continue Reading »

BREAKING: 10 Hamas terrorist dead, at least 120 Palestinians reported wounded


IDF jets & tanks go into a wider operational response after Palestinian terrorists open fire on IDF troops adjacent to Israel’s border with Gaza, by attacking terror targets across the entire Gaza Strip.
– This is still an ongoing operation.

By Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri


The IDF attacked several terror targets across the Gaza Strip on Friday afternoon with both tank and aircraft fire in retaliation for Palestinian sniper fire at troops in the Kissufim area.

Ten Hamas fighters were reportedly killed in the IDF retaliatory action.

Merkava tanks near Israel’s border with Gaza – Photo: IDF Spokesman’s Unit

Explosions were reported in the northern strip after the IDF attacked at least three Hamas positions, one of them east of Gaza City. Continue Reading »

13 rockets fired at Israel after IDF aircraft hit Hamas commander’s car

IAF jets destroy vehicle belonging to a Hamas commander of a cell launching explosive and incendiary balloons at Israel from central Gaza.
– 13 rockets launched from Gaza at Israeli communities shortly afterwards, 3 intercepted by the Iron Dome system, remainder deemed non-threatening.
– Hamas initiates new response to IDF retaliatory strikes: ‘A bombing will be met with a bombing.’

By Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri


The IDF bombed a vehicle belonging to one of the commanders of Hamas’ military wing in the Neuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on Tuesday night. Shortly afterwards, 13 rockets were fired at Gaza border communities. Continue Reading »

Classic Palestinian terrorism: US’s withdrawal from UNHRC sparks rocket attack

Anger over the U.S. decision to leave the UN Human Rights Council due to its ‘unparalleled bias & hypocrisy’ brings Palestinian ‘temper tantrum’: 45 rockets, mortars were fired towards southern Israel.

  • Iron Dome intercepts 7 threatening rockets.

  • 3 slip through, exploding in Israeli communities.

  • At least 3 fall short, exploding in Gaza.

  • Majority explode in open areas.

  • No reports of injuries in Israel

By Elad Benari


Gaza terrorists fired a barrage of 45 rockets and mortars at southern Israel overnight Tuesday.

The IDF said that seven rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system and that at least three rockets missed their mark and landed in the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »